Wednesday, August 19, 2015
My Picture Polish!
Today is a special day: it's My Picture Polish day!
If you've visited just about any nail blog in the last couple of years, you know that piCture pOlish is the best of the best in the indie polish world. They make gorgeous polishes, of course, and they do an amazing job of connecting with bloggers and getting to know the people who love their polishes.
One of the company's latest initiatives was My Picture Polish, where bloggers showed off their piCture pOlish collections on Instagram and some were asked to swatch and review new (to them) shades to grow their collections even more. I was lucky enough to be chosen for My Picture Polish, and today I have my swatches to share with you!
First up is Paris, the color I asked to be included in my swatch package (we got one polish of our choice and two surprise selections). Paris is a beautiful coral shade with a delicate scatter holo and jelly-like application.
I'm not sure what specifically about Paris inspired this polish, but I've admired it since its release earlier this year and was thrilled to finally get to try it. In spite of it's semi-sheer consistency, it covers really well in two normal coats and shows off the sparkle of the holo to gorgeous effect.
Next is Aphrodisiac, an intense, dark metallic purple that really brings the drama. I knew when I saw the bottle that this one would be stunning when worn, and as you can see, I was right! I only wish my pictures did it better justice—it looks almost black here, but in person, it's unmistakably purple.
The formula on Aphrodisiac is really impressive: if you wanted to, I think you could probably get away with just one coat. That's how well it covers! I went with two for my swatches, since bright lights and close-ups can reveal every little flaw, but that second coat was just for insurance. I suspect this polish would also stamp super well and I can't wait to give that a shot.
Finally, we have Voodoo. I don't quite know how to describe this polish: a deep, shimmery brown-purple cream, maybe? It looks coppery-gold in the bottle, the first coat leans very plummy, and the second coat develops into a rich, warm, earthy brown.
I didn't expect Voodoo to be my favorite of the three when I first saw my selection, but after swatching, it definitely is. The depth is just so incredible that I find myself wanting to stare at it forever. This is going to be an amazing polish for the fall and I can't wait to wear it a ton.
And... that's it! Thank you so much to piCture pOlish for including me in the My Picture Polish initiative—it's always an honor to work with them. You can find piCture pOlish online at their website, on Instagram, on YouTube, and with their network of international stockists. You truly can't go wrong with any of their polishes, so if you've never tried one, you really should start now!
Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by piCture pOlish for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.